Rowena Luk

VP of Strategy

Rowena directs service delivery at Dimagi across our global portfolio. She oversees implementation services, designing and deploying health and supply chain information systems in over 50 countries, as well as partnerships with government and implementing agencies. She has directly managed digital health deployments in over 16 countries across Africa and Asia, including evolution from concept to post-national scale. Prior to Dimagi, Rowena worked at Intel Research on solutions for low-resource connectivity and founded an NGO with a mission to deploy telemedicine systems for West Africa. She holds a Masters in Information Systems from Berkeley, USA, where she was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group there. She also holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and was a researcher within the Tetherless Computing Lab. In the private sector, her technical experience includes software development for BlackBerry and Ford Motor Company. She currently lives in South Africa.

Most Recent Posts By Rowena Luk

In conjunction with NetHope, on September 4th, Dimagi’s VP of Strategy & CommTrack Product Owner Rowena Luk will give a webinar about “Dimagi’s Work in Mobile Logistics & Supply Chain Management for Low-Resource Settings.” This presentation is a follow-up to a previous webinar hosted by Dimagi: “CommCare: A Mobile Platform for Frontline Workforces”.  Rowena will discuss Dimagi’s suite […]

One of the most striking things about the mobile phone is its universality. You see the same phone, same make and model, in the hands of Ethiopian tribesmen, Himalayan herders, and Pakistani kids. It’s easy, sometimes too easy, for us to confuse the possession of mobile phones with the kind of social and political freedoms […]

We’re back in Senegal now, catching up with a lot of familiar faces and meeting the new recruits in the ever-growing Team Jokko. Did I mention? Our project has a name now: The Jokko Initiative. It means ‘communication’ in Wolof. Quick refresher: it’s a joint effort between Tostan, UNICEF, Dimagi, and hundreds of African communities, […]

I’m in Herat province at the very start of a new project with World Vision, assessing the landscape for rolling out CommCare among the CHW community here. It’s been a fascinating trip so far. I’ve worked directly with CHWs in various different programs (in Africa) before, but as you can imagine, one of the things that […]

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